Nintendo Switch OLED: Cheapest prices in Australia

Posted: 8 October 2021 5:00 pm
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Save up to $90 off the RRP of the Nintendo Switch OLED video game console in Australia with these online deals.

The Nintendo Switch OLED is now available to buy in Australia. It has an official recommended retail price of $539, although we've seen it selling for over $600 in some online stores. (You can blame a COVID-related chip shortage that has seen console production struggling to meet demand.)


Cheapest price - under $500 at eBay

Cheapest price - under $500 at eBay


Fortunately, it's possible to grab the Nintendo Switch OLED at a decent price if you act quickly and know where to look. There are also plenty of buy now pay later options available if you'd prefer to spread out the cost over a few months.

It's worth noting that for several years after the first Nintendo Switch was released, it was selling out at peak periods like Christmas, so if you're hoping to gift an OLED Model this year, buying right now is the way to go.

Scroll on to see the cheapest options currently available in Australia. And if you're wondering if the Nintendo Switch OLED is for you can read our full review.

1. eBay

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eBay has the new-and-improved Nintendo Switch OLED down to under $500, brand new, from select international sellers. Handily, the link above automatically takes you to the cheapest price on eBay. At the time of writing, that was an incredibly low $450 (plus delivery costs.) That's a saving of around $90 on the RRP. Shipping times vary depending on the seller, so be sure to check prior to purchase.

Buy at eBay


2. Amazon

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Amazon Australia has both OLED Model models available to purchase. You can also pick up a bundle that includes the Switch OLED carry case and screen protector.

While Amazon isn't providing a discount on the RRP, you can get free shipping on your order and payment through buy now pay later service Zip. Amazon also has one of the fastest deliveries around.

Buy at Amazon


3. Target

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Target has the Nintendo Switch Console OLED available in white for $539. You can pay 4 instalments of $134.75 through Afterpay, or from $10 a week with Zip.

Pre-order at Big W


4. The Gamesmen

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The Gamesmen was recently selling the Nintendo Switch OLED for $501 via its official eBay store with the discount code SEPSPENDNSAVE. Unfortunately, it appears to have run out of stock at the time of writing. Here's the link to bookmark in case it goes back on sale.

Buy at The Gamesmen


5. JB Hi-Fi

JB Hi-Fi is offering a price match guarantee on both Switch OLED consoles, which means you'll only pay the lower price if you can prove it's cheaper somewhere else. The site is also allowing you to pay with Afterpay, Zip or LatitudePay and collect your order in-store on the release day.

Buy at JB Hi-Fi


6. EB Games

It probably won't surprise you to learn that EB Games is sticking to full price. With that said, you can trade in your old Switch and some games for a discount of around $200. You can click and collect your order or have it home delivered and return your order for free within 7 days of receiving it.

The store is also allowing you to pay for your purchase through Zip to break up the total cost.

Buy at EB Games


7. Big W

Big W is selling Nintendo's OLED consoles and cases for home delivery and in-store.

The retailer is also offering payment through Afterpay or Zip, along with a price match promise which will see you refunded the difference if the price drops on release day.

Pre-order at Big W


About Nintendo Switch OLED

The OLED Model isn't hugely different from the original console, at least, not on paper. Here are the main ways each console differs:

Nintendo Switch (original)

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Nintendo Switch OLED Model

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Display6.2-inch LCD7-inch OLED
Weight297g320g
StandFixedWide adjustable
DockNo wired LAN portWired LAN port
Storage32GB64GB
ColoursGrey or NeonWhite or Neon

The big differences are the larger, brighter OLED display, a more versatile inbuilt stand and some minor improvements to audio.

While this might not sound like much, the new screen needs to be seen to be believed. It really does make old Switch games look better with richer blacks and more vibrant colours. If you regularly use your Switch in handheld mode, it's definitely worth upgrading to.

You can learn more about how the 2 models differ in our Nintendo Switch vs Nintendo Switch OLED guide.



Switch game deals

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Need some fresh Nintendo Switch games to play on your shiny new console? Here are a few offers from Amazon's Nintendo Switch sale. Save up to 25% off the RRP.

  • Metroid Dread: $68 (previously $79.95) "Face off against unrelenting E.M.M.I. robots: Once DNA-extracting research machines, the imposing E.M.M.I. are now hunting Samus down."
  • Animal Crossing New Horizons: $64 (previously $79.95) "If the hustle and bustle of modern life has got you down, Tom Nook has a new business venture up his sleeve that he knows you'll adore: the Nook Inc. Deserted Island Getaway Package."
  • Bioshock The Collection: $52.25 (previously $89.95) "Experience the unforgettable worlds and monumental stories of the award-winning BioShock series with BioShock: The Collection. Journey to the cities of Rapture and Columbia across BioShock Remastered, BioShock 2 Remastered, and BioShock Infinite: The Complete Edition, including all single-player add-on content."
  • Super Mario 3D All Stars: $68 (previously $79.95) "Play three classic games at home or on the go - all in one package on the Nintendo Switch system! Jump into paintings in Super Mario 64, clean up paint-like goop in Super Mario Sunshine, and fly from planet to planet in Super Mario Galaxy."
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: $69 (previously $89.95) "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild represents the next great boundary-breaking adventure from Nintendo."
  • Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (Mario Set): $119 (previously $149.95) "Use the Nintendo Switch system to control your kart and watch as it reacts to what's happening in the game as you boost and drift to victory. Your in-home course comes to life on-screen with a view from right behind the driver's seat."
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: $119 (previously $149.95) "Race your friends in the definitive version of Mario Kart 8, only on Nintendo Switch. Play locally in up to 4-player multiplayer in 1080p while playing in TV Mode. Every track from the Wii U version, including DLC, makes a glorious return."

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